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Genghis Khan

How Many Men Have Genghis Khan’s DNA?

According to a recently published genetic study, Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, may have done more than rule the world’s largest empire; he may have also helped populate it. But do you know how many men have Genghis Khan’s DNA?  Since a 2003 study discovered evidence that Genghis Khan’s DNA …

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Geronimo

Before Learning to Use a Rifle, How Did Geronimo Attack His Enemies?

Geronimo was an Apache chief and medicine man who was noted for his fearlessness in defending his people against any attempt to remove them from their tribal territories, whether Mexican or American. Did you know what did Geronimo use to attack his enemies before learning to use the rifle? Geronimo used to sprint toward armed …

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Alan Turing

Who is Alan Turing?

A cryptographer is a person who creates or deciphers the encryption code that protects data. Computer-encrypted data is protected by extremely long, complex encryption methods that are extremely difficult and time-consuming to crack. But do you know who Alan Turing is? Alan Turing is the cryptographer who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during WWII. He …

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Victory Day Kiss

Who Took the Other Photo of the Victory Day Kiss?

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day in Times Square shows a US Navy sailor embracing and kissing a stranger. While most are familiar with the iconic photograph, did you know there is another version of the picture? There is another version of the famous Victory Day kiss in Times Square. It was taken from a different …

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Mapuche

What Tribe in South America was Able to Resist Spanish Control?

Most conflicts between European colonizers and Native Americans began in the 15th century.  The fighting was swift and brutal. But did you know that there was one tribe who fought against Spanish control and won? The Mapuche of South America were one of the tribes that successfully resisted Spanish control, remaining independent for more than …

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Aborigenes

How Long Have the Aborigines Inhabited Australia?

Aborigines are the proud keepers of what is arguably the world’s oldest continuous culture. Their ancestors come from various communities, each with its own distinct blend of cultures, customs, and languages. Before the European invasion in 1788, there were over 250 Indigenous nations, each with its own clan. Did you know how long the Aborigines …

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Stuka

What Gives the German JU-87 It’s Unique Sound?

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was one of the most terrifying weapons in the early stages of the war. The Stuka was a dive bomber designed by the Junkers aircraft company that became one of the most recognizable sights of the war. Do you know what is Unique about the German JU-87?  The infamous sound …

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Lucy Ellmann

What is Unique About Ducks Newburyport?

Lucy Ellmann’s 2019 novel Ducks, Newburyport was published in the United Kingdom. The novel is written in a narrative style similar to a stream of consciousness. It won the Goldsmiths Prize in 2019 and was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2019. But do you know what makes this novel unique? The novel; Ducks, Newburyport …

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Titanic

What Did Divers Discover When They Found the Wreck of Titanic?

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Titanic, the largest ocean liner in service, was carrying an estimated 2,224 passengers when she collided with an iceberg at around on Sunday, 14 April 1912. But did you know …

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Hjalmar Schacht

Who is the Smartest Nazi?

Any person who is a member of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party is identified as a Nazi. Hitler and the Nazis ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. They advocated totalitarian rule, territorial expansion, anti-Semitism, and Aryan supremacy, all leading directly to World War II and the Holocaust. But do you know who is …

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